Wishing Tree, Colwith THREE OF THREE

Wishing Tree, Colwith THREE OF THREE - Lake District Curiosities
Wishing trees (usually logs) are found all over the UK. In the Lake District coins are hammered into the wood, and because of the large number foreign visitors there is every conceivable kind of coin to be found. According to Christina Hole in her definitive book "English Folklore" 1940, the adornment of trees and wells was a common practice in former times, the 'offerings' being made to appease spirits and gods and to wish (pray) for something favourable.
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